McKeon Whitsett

Franklin County's McKeon Whitsett swings at a pitch in this file photo from earlier in the season. Whitsett had two hits and two RBIs for the Rebels Tuesday in their 6-5 loss against Coffee County Central High School.

The Franklin County baseball Rebels lost to the Coffee County Raiders 6-5 at home Tuesday for their 10th loss of the season.

The Rebels broke a tie in the fifth inning to take a late lead, but the Raiders rallied past them in the seventh to extend their losing streak to seven games.

The Raiders were the first team on the board as they scored three runs in the top of the second to put the Rebels in an early hole.

The Rebels got one of those runs back in the bottom of the second as Jacob Hardison hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 3-1 game.

Gattis Henley tied the score in the bottom of the third with a two-run home run over the left-field fence.

After a few scoreless frames on both sides, the Rebels took the lead in the bottom of the fifth on a two-out, two-run double by McKeon Whitsett.

The Raiders did score a run in the top of the sixth, but the Rebels stranded the potential tying run at third base to end the inning.

However, the lead would not hold in the top of the seventh as the Raiders scored the tying run on a wild pitch and got the go-ahead run across on a sacrifice fly.

The Rebels would get the tying run to second base with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh, but they would be held off the board as they lost by one.

Theron Sons started the game for the Rebels and pitched 5 2-3 innings with five strikeouts, eight hits, four runs and one earned run allowed.

Gattis Henley pitched the final 1 1-3 innings for the Rebels with three strikeouts, two hits and two unearned runs allowed.

With the loss, the Rebels moved to 2-10 on the season and 2-5 in district play.

They will next play Wednesday at Coffee County Central High School. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.